Alabama at No. 1, but lots of movement in AP NCAAF Poll – Week 9: Oct. 20

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Alabama remains the No. 1 team in the latest AP NCAAF College Football Poll, but there were several movements below them.

As expected, the Crimson Tide (7-0), after battering Arkansas 52-0 in a one-side contest on Saturday night, once again collected 55 of the first-place votes and a total of 1,495 points from a nationwide media panel.

The Oregon Ducks (7-0), which defeated Washington State, 62-38, Saturday, received three first-place votes and a total of 1,427pts to stay No. 2 in the poll, but there was a switch at No. 3.

After getting hammered by Florida State, the previously third-ranked Clemson (6-1) dropped five places to No. 9, with the Seminoles (6-0), which picked up a 51-14 victory on the road and got the next two votes, replacing them at No. 3.

Ohio State (7-0) remains No. 4, following their battling 34-24 win over Iowa, while Missouri (7-0) impressively jumped from 14th last week to sit at No. 5, after beating the then-No. 22 Florida, 36-17.

Baylor leaped six-places to No. 6, Miami (FL) moved up three places to No. 7, while Stanford returns to the top at No. 8, after starting the week at 13th.

Completing the top ten are Clemson and Texas Tech (7-0), which moved from 16th to No. 10.

There were also moves for Auburn, which is up to No. 11 after being at No. 24 last week, while LSU dropped from No. 6 to 13th, Texas A&M, from No. 7 to No. 14 and South Carolina from the 11th-ranked team down to 20th.

Georgia (15), Washington (20) and Florida (22) all droppedĀ from the rankings.

AP Top 25 – NCAAF Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Alabama (55) 7-0 1495
2 Oregon (3) 7-0 1427
3 Florida State (2) 6-0 1395
4 Ohio State 7-0 1309
5 Missouri 7-0 1197
6 Baylor 6-0 1189
7 Miami (FL) 6-0 1130
8 Stanford 6-1 1118
9 Clemson 6-1 927
10 Texas Tech 7-0 904
11 Auburn 6-1 867
12 UCLA 5-1 832
13 LSU 6-2 739
14 Texas A&M 5-2 683
15 Fresno State 6-0 550
16 Virginia Tech 6-1 509
17 Oklahoma 6-1 501
18 Louisville 6-1 428
19 Oklahoma State 5-1 382
20 South Carolina 5-2 381
21 UCF 5-1 345
22 Wisconsin 5-2 258
23 Northern Illinois 7-0 220
24 Michigan 6-1 169
25 Nebraska 5-1 117

Dropped from rankings: Georgia 15, Washington 20, Florida 22

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon State 79, Michigan State 73, Georgia 30, Ole Miss 27, Florida 17, Utah 4, Washington 4, Texas 2, Ball State 1, Brigham Young 1

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